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Design and fabrication of the 20 km/10 kV electromechanical tether for TSS-1 using high impact conductor (Hiwire)
Author and Affiliation:
Scala, E.(Martin Marietta Corp., Denver, CO, United States)
Bentley, D. P.(Cortland Cable Co., Inc., NY, United States)
Marshall, L. S.(Martin Marietta Corp., Denver, CO, United States)
Abstract: The development of a 20-km electromechanical tether for the tethered satellite system (TSS) is described. The basic design requirements for electromagnetic cables and for conductors in cables subject to stresses and cyclic loading are discussed. The tether fabricatioon procedures involve: (1) conductor twisting around the core, (2) insulation extrusion, (3) strength member braiding, and (4) protective jacket braiding.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1986
Document ID:
19870026783
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 87A14057
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS8-36000
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Martin Marietta Corp.; Denver, CO, United States
Cortland Cable Co., Inc.; New York, NY, United States
Description: 8p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES; FABRICATION; SPACECRAFT STRUCTURES; TETHERLINES; COMPOSITE STRUCTURES; FATIGUE LIFE; KEVLAR (TRADEMARK); RELIABILITY; TETHERED SATELLITES
Imprint And Other Notes: NASA, AIAA, and PSN, International Conference on Tethers in Space, Arlington, VA, Sept. 17-19, 1986, Paper. 8 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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